Minnesota Vikings’ Surprise Pick in CBS Sports’ Free Agency Mock Draft Sparks Excitement

Ahead of this week’s NFL Scouting Combine, mock draft season is under way. Mock drafts give fans a thrilling peek at potential outcomes and let them experiment with various options. By offering its free agency mock draft, which puts a fresh spin on the excitement surrounding player acquisitions, CBS Sports has increased the suspense.

The “selects” in this exclusive mock draft were determined by the teams’ available cap space, with some free agents not anticipated to sign franchise tags or stay with their current teams. Who then did the Minnesota Vikings sign as a result of this imaginative endeavor?

The Vikings are slated to select former Seahawks defensive lineman Leonard Williams with the eleventh overall pick in the NFL Draft, but in this scenario, they will pick him fifteenth. The decision was explained by writer Cody Benjamin:
The Vikings defense will play well for Brian Flores in 2023, but having more strength in the trenches could help. With his versatility, Williams does just that, improving the front line’s ability to stop the run and the pass.

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This non-traditional mock draft gives offseason rumors fresh life. With Danielle Hunter, Marcus Davenport, and D.J. with on the roster, the Vikings would have a big need to add Williams. Everybody in Wonnum has free agency.

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